image by Nevit Dilmen
Christmas is now over for everybody but the billion followers of the liturgical calendar. For the rest of us, it’s time to do our penance for our celebrations by setting goals for the new year to be nicer, get healthier, and stop yelling at traffic.
Today’s challenge is to make a fundy resolution. Make it high-minded to the point of being impossible, self-righteous to the point of being intolerable, and just weird enough to make sure nobody else will have already shared it the next prayer meeting when you tell everybody how the Lord “laid it on your heart.”
I personally am going to take my Bible everywhere I go. My big family Bible that weighs 8 pounds. Even to the bathroom.
photo by By Dennis Crowley
Today’s challenge is to give something for which you are thankful in the style of a fundamentalist humble brag.
I am thankful that I got 20 people saved this last weekend.
I am thankful that I have never even tasted beer.
I am thankful that I have no clue what the inside of a movie theater looks like or how great their sound systems are or how exorbitant the popcorn prices are…
Taking a cue from the recent headlines about the hardships caused by a partial government shutdown, today’s challenge is simply to complete this sentence:
Since the fundamentalist churches in my town shut down our community really misses ____________.
In order to provide a good alternative to the sermon outlines book featured yesterday, today’s challenge is to submit your own sermon outline for the official Stuff Fundies Like Soul Stirring Sermons, Slide Shows, and Sunday School Skits book.
Alliteration is recommended. Seriousness is not.
I read a discussion in an online group last week about mantras or phrases that people repeat to themselves as a reminder to change their outlook on life.
So today’s challenge is to answer this question: If you were to use some pithy words of wisdom for yourself or another former fundy, what would they be?